Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Bernie Sanders

What’s wrong with giving $400 million to Harvard? Nothing if you don’t mind being castigated by Malcolm Gladwell and becoming part of the billionaire backlash. If you had asked me if Bernie Sanders had a chance, I’d have laughed at you. He’s an old socialist from a tiny state and his religion doesn’t resonate (I […]


The PIGS, that’s what we called them back when I was growing up. And I still don’t trust the police, they’ve never been there when I needed them and have most certainly hassled me when I have not. Welcome to the sixties, minus the draft. Wherein the younger generation mistrusts their elders and… Wait a […]

Google Antitrust Case

It’s the beginning of the end. Once someone starts investigating you for the sins of the past, your future is screwed. Google is in trouble. Because tech is like music, it’s all what have you done for me lately. Only in tech, you can’t tour profitably on your hits of yesteryear, you can’t tour at […]


Aren’t we supposed to hate corporations? But Tim Cook wrote a piece in the “Washington Post” and the governor blinked, it was techies and WALMART that stopped Indiana in its tracks. Isn’t this what musicians used to do? But musicians are afraid of offending people, afraid of being “Dixie-Chicked,” busy complaining that they just can’t […]